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Date(s) - 02/13/2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Campus Martius Museum

This event is FREE – Campus Martius Museum appreciates your donation to support our programming.


Settling Ohio begins with an overview of the first people who inhabited the region, who built civilizations that moved massive amounts of earth and left an archaeological record that drew the interest of subsequent settlers and continues to intrigue scholars.

Scholars working in archaeology, education, history, geography, and politics tell a nuanced story about the people and dynamics that reshaped this region and determined who would control it.

The Ohio Valley possesses some of the most resource-rich terrain in the world. Its settlement by humans was thus consequential not only for shaping the geographic and cultural landscape of the region but also for forming the United States and the future of world history.


Dr. Timothy G. Anderson is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Ohio University where he has taught courses in cultural and historical geography since 1996. His research interests focus on the historical settlement geography of the United States, especially the production of regional and ethnic cultural landscapes, governmentality and spatialization theory,

and the production of cultural landscapes associated with Germanic diasporic movements and communities. He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2014 for research on Danube Swabian

landscapes and communities in western Romania.

Brian Schoen is the Ping Institute’s Hamilton/Baker & Hostetler Professor of Humanities and history department chair at Ohio University. In Fall 2023 he was the Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational North American History at the University of Calgary, where he worked to complete his book examining secession in a global context. He researches early 19th century US political, economic, and diplomatic history and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the Early US Republic, Civil War, and Capitalism & its Critics. He is the author of The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War and coeditor of 4 books, including most recently: Settling Ohio: First Peoples and Beyond and Continent in Crisis: The Civil War in North America.